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Router selection

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Lost Dog, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Lost Dog

    Lost Dog LI Guru Member

    I've been lurking for quite a while and have been using Tomato on my WRT54GL and it's been great.

    Recently I've set up a MythTV computer in another part of the house. I'd like to use a Tomato based router as a bridge for the MythTV system.

    The WRT54GL is a great router but it's a bit... ugly. This is going in the family room in the equipment rack next to everything else. Some of the Buffalo routers look like they'd fit in well with the rest of the equipment but recently everything seems to be listed as "discontinued" and I'm having a hard time finding one online. It seems the WRT54GL is the most available at this point.

    Am I just not looking in the right place? Suggestions for a new router?

  2. Maggard

    Maggard LI Guru Member

    Buffalo Technology hasn't been able to sell 802.11a & g gear in the U.S. since October 1st. They're in a patent battle with CSIRO, the Australian technology research agency, and until it is sorted out their a/g WiFi hardware is locked up.

    My advice to making your gear look better? Get a suitable cardboard box, put some nice paper on it, and cover the router. Punch in some holes for ventilation, run the antenna(s) up out of it, etc. The cardboard won't affect the signal in any significant way and you can make it blend however you like.
  3. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

  4. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    Sounds delicious. Make mine blueberries and cream, please.
  5. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi try the ASUS units, they are suppose to be quite good. Go to the Tomato site, he lists the compatible routers

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